CFS – HMAS Sydney Leander-Class Cruiser Macro


CFS – HMAS Sydney Leander-Class Cruiser Macro. CFS Version of a WWII ship. HMAS Sydney (D-48), was a modified Leander-class light cruiser, operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Commissioned in 1934. Involved in the Mediterranean campaign, Sydney sank the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni at the Battle of Cape Spada in 1940. Later that year, Sydney took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan and Battle of Calabria, sinking two Italian destroyers, the Espero and Zeffiro. Participated in multiple shore bombardments in North Africa, and provided support to the Malta Convoys, while receiving minimal damage and no casualties. On her return to Australia in February 1941, Sydney resumed convoy escort and patrol duties in home waters.

By Edmundo Abad

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